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  • Ray's Cafe Ray West O.C. Album Cover
    Ray West and O.C. perform laid back hip hop in 'Ray's Cafe'
    In 2014, Brooklyn born Diggin' In The Crates rapper O.C. and producer Ray West have come together for the cool, swagger-filled collaboration known asRay's Cafe. Although hard to fully embrace (O.C. skates through the album rapping about...
  • Respect The Architect Blueprint Album Cover
    Blueprint dispenses useful music in 'Respect The Architect'
    Columbus, Ohio emcee/producer Blueprint, of The Greenhouse Effect and Soul Position alongside RJD2, knows that 15 plus years in the rap game is not too long to stick around, especially when you have remarkable skills, most notably on the...
  • Smacktown Powerless/Chelsea Grin
    Electronic hip-hop duo Smacktown debut 'Chelsea Grin' video
    Often, rappers attempt to bridge the gap between genres – whether it’s rock to rap, rap to metal, or rap to electronic. Australian duo Smacktown successfully combine all three genres and then some, showcasing tongue-twisting lyricism...
  • All I Meant - Chuckie Campbell
    Meet up and coming rapper, Chuckie Campbell
    Though Chuckie Campbell is a newbie in the rap world, he's slowly getting recognition for his smooth flow and socially conscious style of rapping. The Buffalo, NY native released his song, “The Streets,” early last year and caught...
  • If There's A Hell Below Black Milk Album Cover
    Black Milk remains inventive and special for 'If There's A Hell Below'
    With an ever expanding list of highly skilled and highly talented artists (emcees, producers, sometimes both) coming out of the city all the time, one could argue that Detroit, Michigan is steadily becoming the de jure capital of Midwest hip hop...
  • Ooggz - Welcome To Neptune
    Welcome to Neptune with Ooggz
    Welcome to the world of Ooggz, an emcee from the Bronx that lives and breathes seasoned rhymes and production that allow his sound to be distinctively different from others in the genre. His 5 track album, Welcome to Neptune allows the listener to...
  • Blasphemy Apollo Brown Ras Kass Album Cover
    Apollo Brown and Ras Kass prove compatible in the daring 'Blasphemy'
    The Watts, LA-raised, lyrical virtuoso Ras Kass, now over 18 years strong in the game, has banded with underground, boom-bap style producer Apollo Brown (Mello Music Group) for the Blasphemy LP. The Michigan-bred beat maker Brown has constructed a...
  • Somehwere in a Dark City
    Vision the Kid & Tru's Somewhere in a Dark City - A Review
    Vision the Kid & Tru's rhymes are entertaining, universal and emerge as danceable poetics on a myriad of subjects from heartbreak to hubris. The rapper/producer duo's Somewhere in a Dark City, is the second full-length release and its...
  • The Voices of Terror - Rock-Rap Dynasty
    The Voices of Terror Merge Rap & Rock On Rock-Rap Dynasty
    Rock rap always offers an engaging and intriguing listening experience. For The Voices of Terror, it is something that allows them to be creative in rhyme and innovative in production. On their album, Rock-Rap Dynasty, Mike Walker and Zero unleash...
  • Paperwork
    T.I.'s Paperwork - A Review
    Following both the somewhat lackluster albums, No Mercy and Trouble Man, T.I. returns with Paperwork, a 15 track project that is essentially the second in a trilogy of albums from the Atlanta emcee - the first being Paper Trail, released in 2008....
  • Ohio Stalley Album Cover
    Stalley's 'Ohio' provides a good mixed bag of hip hop delights
    With the minor feud between Meek Mill and Wale rumored to be cooled down and new albums slated to be released in the near future from each of Rick Ross and the two aforementioned rappers, things are currently looking up or Maybach Music Group (MMG...
  • Run The Jewels 2 Killer Mike El-P Album Cover
    Killer Mike and El-P improve upon 'Run The Jewels' with 'RTJ2'
    Greatly building upon the innovation and experimentation of their first collaboration LP, Run The Jewels, emcee Killer Mike and emcee/producer El-P have topped their landmark 2013 album with a sequel of the same name. Alternative hip hop takes on...
  • Chemically Imbalanced Chris Webby Album Cover
    Though spirited, Chris Webby's 'Chemically Imbalanced' comes off unbalanced
    Heavily scheduled with more hip hop album releases than normal, the last week of October 2014 sees Norwalk, Connecticut rapper Chris Webby (Christian Webster) release his much anticipated studio debut, Chemically Imbalanced, which comes following...
  • Cozz & Effect Cozz Album Cover
    The ghetto is the cause and music is the effect for Cozz in 'Cozz & Effect'
    It's always refreshing to listen to rappers who don't wholly or excessively embrace the drug-plagued, murderous environments they grew up in, especially when they still represent these crime-ravaged municipalities, have a lot of spunk and...
  • Last Winter Bas Album Cover
    Bas parades down the road to success in 'Last Winter'
    With two critically acclaimed, commercially successful studio albums to his name, it only makes sense that Roc Nation-signed emcee/producer J. Cole would form his very own record label and sign some of his talented friends to it. Dreamville...